Anti-bullying Laws and Regulations
How are bullying and cyberbullying defined in New Jersey anti-bullying laws and regulations?
New Jersey anti-bullying laws and regulations include the following definitions of harassment, intimidation and bullying:
“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school, that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students and that:
(a) a reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or damage to his property;
(b) has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students; or
(c) creates a hostile educational environment for the student by interfering with a student’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student.
N.J. Stat. § 18A:37-14 (2011)
Policy 5512 Harassment, Intimidation and bullying
The Board of Education prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation, or
bullying of a student.
HIB Self Assessment FY20
Scheduled to be approved at the Board of Education meeting to be held on June 22, 2020 meeting.
Mrs. Lisa Tauscher
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
AAHS HIB Specialist
AIT HIB Specialist
APA HIB Specialist
MHS HIB Specialist
RHS HIB Specialist
(908) 793 9800
SYA HIB Specialist
(908) 793 9800
UCCTI HIB Specialist
UCTECH HIB Specialist